| May 3, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Baltimore School for the Arts can boast its first nomination for a Tony Award -- thanks to graduate Shalita Grant, whose debut Broadway bow has won her a nod for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
"Graduates have been nominated for Grammys and Emmy...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
As many times as it rolls around, I never outgrow the FlowerMart, which opened Friday and runs through Saturday. It's held in May and timed to take advantage of the best part of Maryland's spring. Any event that draws so many families, especially babies...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Last year, we wrote about Kim Parr, who was laid off from her teaching position at the Baltimore School for the Arts amid budget cuts. Students marched down to City Hall to save the visual arts teacher of 27 years, and the layoffs--she was one of three--...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:33 AM
"Hairspray" is the product that just keeps giving.
In 1988, John Waters added indelibly to his in-a-class-by-itself filmography with this tale of youth, love, race relations, and irrepressible dancing in early-1960s Baltimore. Fourteen years later,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:28 PM
In a city of aging, closely built rowhouses, where officials estimate smoke detectors are sufficiently installed in only about half, knowledge of fires is prevalent, even among the youngest of residents.
Ask a group of elementary and middle schoolers...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Baltimore resident Amy Klosterman was a piano teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts for 15 years, but her involvement with a youth band in Uganda started with a journey unrelated to music.
In the summer of 2007, she traveled to Uganda to do...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Americans think we live in a meritocracy where hard work can take you from rags to riches. Access to a great education can be an escape from the cyclical poverty found in Baltimore and other major cites. Attending an elite university is particularly...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Tonight, we celebrate the season with the lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument. But unless we take needed action, we are at risk of losing this festive tradition — along with one of our city's most iconic landmarks.
Sadly, the monument...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Some were first-timers, others veterans. Under Baltimore's Washington Monument Thursday night, thousands gathered for carols, food truck carryout and a bit of light-hearted — if jam-packed — holiday camaraderie.
At the 41st annual lighting...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Margaret H. "Maggie" Rittler, an educator whose lifelong dream was teaching special-education students, died Aug. 3 of an aneurysm while on vacation on Cape Cod.
The Cockeysville resident was 44.
Mrs. Rittler was stricken while attending a movie and was...